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    • LNM: USACE 2019 Manual for Locking Procedures

      Our thanks to Specialist Erica Skolte for this record length Local Notice. This information is essential for safely locking through, especially during storms and emergencies, and should be kept near your steering station.

      Notice to Navigation 2019-001 Guidance for Canaveral and Okeechobee Waterway Locks (EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LOCK PROCEDURES!)

      All, please share widely with other interested parties, including our post of Facebook https://twitter.com/JaxStrong and on Twitter @JaxStrong.

      Reminder:
      If you lock through Canaveral or the Okeechobee Waterway, please put the numbers for the Corps locks into your phone. Remember to listen to any direction offered by the lock operator to ensure everyone’s safety as you lock through!

      W.P. Franklin Lock 239-694-5451
      Ortona Lock 863-675-0616
      Moore Haven Lock 863-946-0414
      Port Mayaca Lock 561-924-2858
      St. Lucie Lock 772-287-2665
      Canaveral Lock 321-783-5421
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      Notice to Navigation
      Notice to Navigation: 2019-001 Guidance for Canaveral and Okeechobee Waterway Locks
      Read the NTN: https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Navigation/Notices-to-Navigation/Notice-to-Navigation-2019-001-Guidance-about-Canaveral-and-Okeechobee-Waterway-Lock-procedures/
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      Notice to Navigation: GENERAL:
      Reference revised Regulations, 33 C.F.R. 207.300, and their tributaries; use, administration, and navigation, and 33
      C.F.R. 207.800, Collection of navigation statistics.

      The following information is furnished in addition to the above-referenced regulations to provide guidance about the procedures, control, and management of the locks on the Okeechobee Waterway and Canaveral Harbor Lock. Suggested towboat operations are also included that will enhance safety and reduce damage to Government structures, commercial vessels, and recreational craft.

      SAFETY:

      1. Vessels shall not pass under dam or spillway gates when they are out of the water and the river is flowing freely through the gate openings.

      2. Lockage of leaking, listing vessels or overloaded vessels may be refused. Leaking, listing vessels or overloaded vessels shall be moored in a location outside of the channel and outside of the Arrival Point so as not to interfere with passing navigation.

      3. All craft and tows approaching a lock, within a distance of 200 feet of the upper or lower lock gates, shall proceed at a speed not greater than two miles per hour (rate of a slow walk) during normal flow conditions.

      4. All tows entering the lock shall be properly aligned with the guide or lock wall.

      5. It is the responsibility of the vessel operator to provide adequate mooring lines. The lock operator may require mooring lines to be replaced with satisfactory lines before lockage is made if the lines appear to be of such quality, size, or condition that would make safe lockage questionable.

      6. All towboat crews, while locking or moving a tow into or out of a lock chamber, must station themselves to preclude the possibility of being injured by the parting of a cable or line under strain. Single part lines only will be used to check a moving tow. Working lines shall be kept dry and in good working condition to allow lines to be worked properly and to prevent injury to personnel.

      7. Towboat crewmembers shall not jump between moving tows and lock or guide walls while preparing for lockage, locking, or departing lock

      8. Tabulated below are the minimum numbers of vessel personnel required for handling lines during lockages. The captain/pilot cannot act as a deckhand.

      9. All vessels, when in the locks, shall be moored and/or moved as directed by the lock operator.

      10. Commercial towing companies shall ensure that vessel operators and boat crew members have received orientation and training in all aspects of deck work and lockage procedures to ensure the safety of personnel, floating plant, and structures.

      11. All cylinders or containers holding gases or liquids under pressure or any other chemical or substance shall be securely fastened to the hull of the vessel to prevent their rolling overboard into the lock chamber.

      12. All containers holding paint, gasoline, or other volatile materials shall be securely fastened with tight fitting covers.

      13. The sides of all vessels passing through the locks shall be free from projections that may damage lock structures or Manatee Protection System sensors. Suitable fenders shall be used with all commercial tows passing through the locks to prevent damage to the lock walls and structures. Fenders shall be cylindrical in shape and no less than 6 inches in diameter. The fenders shall be used on guide walls and lock chambers to protect the structures. The fenders shall be manufactured or fabricated for the purpose of fendering, using woven rope; laminated, molded reinforced, natural, or synthetic rubber, or other suitable material. Single, double, or triple strands of mooring line, with or without knots, and old tires will not be considered as suitable fenders. Lock operators may refuse lockage to all commercial and recreational vessels and/or tows not conforming to the above.

      OPERATIONAL ASPECTS:

      PART A. RECREATIONAL CRAFT

      1. Commercial fishing craft and Vessel Delivery craft are included in the classification “recreational craft” when considering the precedent at the locks. Operators of recreational craft and their passengers are required to wear Coast Guard approved PFDs during lockage. All vessels will be required to turn off engines during lockages to include bow thrusters.

      2. Personal watercraft of the “sit-down” variety, (those you sit on and ride), will be accepted for lockage. The “stand-up” variety, (those that require the vessel to be moving for the operator to be out of the water), will not be accepted for lockage unless the craft is tied off to and locked through with an approved vessel, and the operator of the “stand-up” craft boards the approved vessel. Operators of personal watercraft and their passengers are required to wear Coast Guard approved PFDs during lockage.

      3. Kayaks and canoes will be locked without other vessels in the chamber for safety reason. Operators and their passengers are required to wear Coast Guard approved PFDs during lockage.

      4. Paddleboards, sailboards and surfboards will not be locked.

      5. Lock operators may refuse lockage to all commercial and recreational vessels and/or tows not conforming to the above.

      PART B. COMMERCIAL TOWS

      1. Lock Personnel will monitor the Marine Channel 13. All tows awaiting lockage shall monitor the appropriate lock channel at all times.

      2. Radio communications between a lock and an approaching tow are required at all times. All tows shall have a positive two-way voice communication between the pilot and the head of the tow to facilitate proper and safe approach to the lock guide wall and subsequent entrance into the lock chamber. All tows that decide to switch to another channel during the locking process for communication with their deckhands will be required to inform the lock personnel as to what channel they are changing to. Prior to beginning each lockage, procedural aspects of the lockage will be coordinated between the lock and vessel operators in an effort to insure a mutual and thorough understanding of the locking procedure.

      3. At no time will a tow or barge be left unattended. Tows will not tie off to mooring dolphins overnight or any unnecessary length of time during hours of operation.

      4. Under normal conditions, tows that can be arranged to avoid a double lockage shall be rearranged prior to approaching the lock. Non-compliance will result in not being assigned a lock turn, until tow has been rearranged to comply or until no other vessel awaits lockage. In a knockout lockage, the towboat shall be placed in the hole alongside the rear barges and should be located sufficiently forward to allow for ample clearance between its stern and the gates. While exiting from any lockage, the towboat shall proceed slowly to reduce backwash action and possible damage to lock gates.

      5. Towboats, when entering a lock, must remain fully attached to the barges until the tow has been stopped and properly moored. Barges within the tow configuration must be properly cabled. Lockage may be refused if lock operator considers barge couplings inadequate.

      6. When leaving the lock in down bound movement, rearrangement of tows in motion will be permitted while passing out of the lock at the discretion of the lockmaster. If there is a floating plant, bridges, or other structure located immediately downstream from the lock, these procedures shall not be used.

      7. Lockage lengths in excess of 230 feet, but not more than 245 feet, will be permitted in a 250 foot chamber with the following conditions:
      a. The vessel operator shall inform the lock operator by radio, prior to arrival, as to the precise overall length of an integrated tow (single lockage) or the cut lengths of a multiple lockage, the number of barges in the tow, cargo type, and tonnage. Failure to provide all information may result in refusal of lockage.
      b. The pilot shall be in the pilothouse and be in constant radio contact with lock personnel during the entire lockage procedure.
      c. Experienced deck personnel shall be stationed at each end of the tow to monitor movement.

      8. When requested, the pilot of the towboat shall provide an accurate description of the contents of any covered or tank barge in their tow. Transiting of the locks with unknown cargos will not be permitted. All towboat pilots are required to provide accurate, detailed information concerning commodity classification and tonnage. Lockage turn may be forfeited if tow pilots do not provide this data.

      9. All deck barges loaded with rock, scrap material, construction equipment and other material shall be loaded to allow for safe passage of crew members along the edge of the barges. A minimum of 2 feet of clear space shall be maintained along the edge of all of the barges. To protect the lock walls and equipment, nothing loaded on the barge shall extend beyond this 2-foot clear space from the edge of the barge. The barges shall be loaded such that the material does not move or fall into the 2-foot wide clear space while moving or transporting the barges. Additionally, material shall be loaded on barges such that it will not become dislodged or moved during the locking process, possibly falling off the barge into the lock chamber or coming to rest protruding off the edge of the barge. Lock operators may refuse lockage to all commercial tows not conforming to the above.

      10. When moving or making up tows prior to leaving the lock in an upbound movement, towboat operators are required to keep all barges secured to the lock or guide wall. Generally, the deckhand will not release snubbing and holding lines from the lock or guide walls until the towboat is properly secured to the tow. For a single lockage, with a towboat only set over, deviating from this procedure will be allowed if the immediate situation will permit

      safe departure under power and a lock operator walks a line out with the tow until the towboat is again adequately secured to the tow. However, when moving barges from the lock chamber, it is the responsibility of the vessel master to assure that adequate lines and personnel are available for safe handling and mooring of the tow or sections to the lock or guide walls. Sufficient personnel shall remain with the other sections to assure its security.

      11. It is the responsibility of the Vessel Master to ensure that deckhands that are assisting with lockages are familiar with the location and proper use of life saving devices or rescue equipment such as safety blocks and ring buoys and are wearing Coast Guard approved PFDs during lockage.

      12. Outdraft warning signs are not used on the Okeechobee waterway or at Canaveral Harbor Lock. All tow boat operators upon request when calling a lock system will be provided with the Dam Gate opening, if applicable and available, the upper and lower river gages and the current river predictions as provided by the National Weather Service. All Decisions concerning the existence of an outdraft and the effect of said outdraft will have upon their tows will be made by each vessel operator.

      13. Waterways Action Plans provides the marine industry, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), States and local governments with a plan for facilitating the safe and orderly movement of traffic during extreme conditions on the inland rivers.

      14. Barges will be moored to the lock wall at all times during the lockage cycle. On all lockages, deckhands will not remove mooring lines until signaled to do so by the lock operator. This will be done by use of a whistle or by verbal command. On knockout single cut lockages, once the deckhand has been signaled to remove the mooring lines, the tow boat may proceed out of the chamber and the tow boat may face back up to the tow as the tow moves forward. If requested by the deckhand, the lock operator will assist to moor the tow to the lock wall once the tow has moved a sufficient distance along the wall so that the tow boat can face up to the tow. On all set-over lockages, the tow will move far enough along the wall to provide room to set the barges back over and face up to the rest of the tow. The tow will then be moored to the wall until the face up process is completed. The lock operator will then remove the mooring lines at the request of the deckhand. On all multiple cut lockages, the cut will be pulled from the chamber using the assistance from a helper boat. The tow will then be moored to the wall outside of the chamber until the remaining cuts of the tow have been faced up to the first cut. Once the tow is faced up and ready to depart, the mooring lines will be removed by the lock operator at the request of the deckhand.

      15. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains an eight foot channel depth. Draft of vessels: No vessel shall attempt to enter a lock unless its draft is at least three (3) inches less than the least depth of water over the gate sills. Information concerning control depth over sills can be obtained from the District Navigation Charts. For general purpose information Route 1 has a maximum recommended of 8 feet @ 14.00 ft NGVD 1929. Route 2 has a maximum recommended draft of 6 feet @14.00 ft NGVD 1929

      PART C: LOCK OPERATIONS DURING TROPICAL STORMS, HURRICANES AND HIGH WATER EVENTS

      Notice is given that 72 hours prior to a Tropical Storm or Hurricane making local landfall locks will be open 7 AM to 10 PM supporting vessel safe harbor passage. Lock operations will stop 8 hours prior to land fall as Rail Road and drawbridges will be lowered or rotated and locked into a secure position. It’s important that all vessels are at their intended destination before bridges are secured and passage across the waterway suspended. No mooring will be allowed at any lock, approach walls or dolphins during a storm event.

      For Lock Operator safety the locks will:
      1. Stop locking vessels or working outdoors if lightning is observed within five miles of the lock and operations will not resume until lightning has not been seen in the area for 30 minutes.
      2. Stop locking vessels when winds exceed 35 MPH.

      After a storm it could be days or weeks before the waterway is reopen depending on damage to structures and how quickly debris creating navigation hazards can be removed.

      Operations during high water and floods in designated vulnerable areas: Vessels operating on these waters during periods when water stages exceed the level of “ordinary high water,” as designated on Corps of Engineers’ navigation charts, shall exercise reasonable care to minimize the effects of their bow waves and propeller washes on river banks; submerged or partially submerged structures or habitations; terrestrial growth such as trees and bushes; and man-made amenities that may be present. Vessels shall operate carefully when passing close to levees and other flood control structures and shall observe minimum distances from banks which may be prescribed from time to time in Notices to Navigation Interests. Pilots should exercise particular care not to direct propeller wash at river banks, levees, revetments, structures or other appurtenances subject to damage from wave action.

      Lock operators have no means of pulling tows from the chamber An assist tow will be required of sufficient size to maintain safe control of the tow in any wind or current condition.

      Lock hours are based on USACE Inland Marine Transportation System (IMTS) Standard Levels of Service.

      Canaveral Harbor:
      Canaveral Lock 6:00 AM to 9:30 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 9:00PM)

      Okeechobee Waterway:
      St Lucie Lock 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 4:30 PM) Port Mayaca Lock 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 4:30 PM) Moore Haven Lock 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 4:30 PM) Ortona Lock 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 4:30 PM) WP Franklin Lock 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Daily (Last lockage starting at 4:30 PM)

      PART D: USEFUL INFORMATION

      Lake Okeechobee water level can be viewed on the Corps of Engineers web site at http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/currentLL.shtml

      Maximum vessel width and lengths are listed below for each lock. Vessels larger than the maximum dimensions will be refused lockage.

      Canaveral Harbor
      Canaveral Lock maximum vessel size 85′ X 585′

      Okeechobee Waterway
      St Lucie, Moore Haven and Ortona Locks maximum vessel size 45′ X 235′ Port Mayaca and W.P. Franklin Locks maximum vessel size 51′ X 385′

      REPAIR SCHEDULE FOR 2019

      It is anticipated that maintenance and repairs will be performed at the following locations during Calendar Year 2019. This notice may require periodic revision. It is given so that industrial waterway users may have a general knowledge of the lock outages and can plan their operations accordingly. Factors, which may affect this schedule, are the delivery of materials, repairs required but not anticipated, emergency repairs as a result of accidents, and funding.

      All interested parties should review the maintenance schedule for impact. Additional notices furnishing specific information and operating requirements will be published approximately two weeks in advance of commencing the work items listed.

      Canaveral Harbor:
      Canaveral Lock Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD

      Okeechobee Waterway:
      St Lucie Lock and Dam Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD
      Port Mayaca Lock and Dam Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD
      Moore Haven Lock and Dam Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD
      Ortona Lock and Dam Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD
      W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam Sector Gate Manatee Screen Repair and cleaning TBD

      For up to date Lock information contact the shift operator 7 AM to 5 PM at:

      W.P. Franklin Lock 239-694-5451
      Ortona Lock 863-675-0616
      Moore Haven Lock 863-946-0414
      Port Mayaca Lock 561-924-2858
      St. Lucie Lock 772-287-2665
      Canaveral Lock 321-783-5421

      Point of contact is Gary Hipkins at 863-983-8101.

      //signed//
      Gary L.Hipkins
      Chief Navigation & Flood Risk Management
      South Florida Operations

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      Thanks for helping to get the word out!
      Erica

      Erica Skolte
      Public Affairs Specialist
      Corporate Communications Office
      U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
      Palm Beach Gardens
      NOTE: NEW OFFICE PHONE 561-340-1527
      Cell: 561-801-5734
      erica.a.skolte@usace.army.mil
      Twitter @JaxStrong
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    • Report from South Boulevard Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 1024.7, Palm Beach, FL


      Our thanks to Rebecca Maxwell for this report and anchorage recommendation. The Bingham Islands mentioned as a possible anchorage are on the eastside of the ICW immediately south of the bridge. Flagler Memorial. Royal Park and Southern Blvd bridges were under schedule deviations earlier this year. See Directory Listing below for background information.

      Bridge is under construction. Clearance is 65’ at lo tide and variance can be 3+’. Bridge openings are on :15 and :45. Our 63’ mast kept us on the southside awaiting low tide. We anchored overnight in 7’ just north of a small cut off Bingham Island. We were far enough out of the waterway for traffic and the holding was good. If you get caught on the southside of this bridge waiting for the next opening, this is a welcome anchorage.
      Rebecca Maxwell

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      1. glenn -  September 18, 2018 - 6:43 am

        The temporary bridge will have a vertical clearance of 14 feet in the closed position and 65 feet in the open position with a 125-foot wide navigable channel. The bridge will maintain an opening schedule of twice per hour at 15 minutes and 45 minutes past the hour. There may be half-channel closures during construction.

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      2. glenn -  September 17, 2018 - 8:55 pm

        Subject line should read “Southern Blvd Bridge” And this is a temporary lift bridge, with two vertical clearance distances — one in the down position and one in the up position. See photo in website link below

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    • Bahamas Jumping Off Spot, Old Port Cove and North Palm Beach Marinas, AICW Statute Mile 1014


      Old Port Cove Marina, A CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located on the western shore of the northern Lake Worth channel, near unlighted daybeacon #7. North Palm Beach Marina is found on the southwestern banks of the Waterway south of the North Palm Beach/Parker Bridge.

       

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    • Source for CNG Needed in Palm Beach Area

      Jeff has been acting on an older Cruisers’ Net posting re compressed natural gas. If you can direct Jeff to a source for CNG , let us hear from you!

      Unfortunately, it seems this is a dead end. I have called the number above and getting no answer and a voicemail box that is full. I feel like I’m the only one that has CNG on my boat. No one seems to know where or how to get these refilled. If anyone has any updated information about this, please let me know.. Thanks Jeff Sawyer

      Comments from Cruisers (3)

      1. Steve Butkus -  May 11, 2018 - 2:01 pm

        For CNG in Norfolk contact Tom Rumly at Virginia Natural Gas 757-466-5444.
        Steve Butkus

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    • Temporary Vertical Bridge, West Palm Beach, AICW Statute Mile 1024.7


      This temporary bridge is adjacent to Southern Blvd Bridge which is scheduled to be replaced. See LNM: Three Bridges under Deviation Schedules from March 1.

      What’s that steel behemoth rising from the waterway near Mar-a-Lago? from Palm Beach Post

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    • Live Streaming from Old Port Cove and North Palm Beach Marinas, AICW Statute Mile 1014


      Old Port Cove Marina, A CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located on the western shore of the northern Lake Worth channel, near unlighted daybeacon #7. North Palm Beach Marina is found on the southwestern banks of the Waterway south of the North Palm Beach/Parker Bridge.

      CLICK HERE FOR LIVE STREAMING FROM OLD PORT COVE AND NORTH PALM BEACH MARINAS

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    • Old Port Cove Announces Sale to Safe Harbor Marinas, North Palm Beach, AICW Statute Mile 1014


      Old Port Cove Marinas, A CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located on the western shore of the northern Lake Worth channel, near unlighted daybeacon #7.

       

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    • Celebrating 32 Years with MIAPB, Old Port Cove Marinas, North Palm Beach, AICW Statute Mile 1014


      Old Port Cove Marinas, A CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located on the western shore of the northern Lake Worth channel, near unlighted daybeacon #7.

      OPC Holdings Logo
       
      January 2018 – 32 Years Later
      WE ARE CELEBRATING!
       
      Each of our marinas; Old Port Cove MarinaNorth Palm Beach Marina and New Port Cove Marine Center are celebrating mile stone anniversaries as members of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc. We are pleased to announce that both Old Port Cove and North Palm Beach Marinas are 32 year members, New Port Cove is a 19 year member.
       
      “We’ve Come a Long Way Baby” hardly sums up all that has happened within the industry during those 32 years! The Marine Industries Association, along with its Board, which still includes one our own staff, the membership and volunteers has grown in every aspect. From community involvement, industry advocacy, marine business leadership, the remarkable success of the Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade and Toy Drive, the Palm Beach International Boat Show, which was once held at the old Jai Alai Fronton in West Palm Beach and is now considered one of the top five boat shows in the country, to the recent addition of Paddlefest. The entire Old Port Cove Holdings, Inc. Team is proud to be a participant in our growing marine industry and look forward to what’s on the horizon.
       
      If you are a marine related business located in Palm Beach County, come join in and become a member. If you are an individual with marine interests and want to keep abreast of industry related events and activities, look into their affordable Captain membership category.
       
      With 40,000 registered boats and 20,000 marine workers in Palm Beach County, you’ll definitely be in great company!
       
      Let’s Keep Boating in Palm Beach County!
       
      By Sue Morgan, Marketing Director
      Old Port Cove Holdings, Inc.
       
      P.S. Don’t forget to mark your calendar! The Palm Beach International Boat Show is March 21-25, 2018. See you there!
       
       
       
       
      WE ARE FL. D.E.P. “CLEAN MARINA” CERTIFIED!
       
      As designated Clean Marinas, we have made the commitment to actively pursue practices that protect Florida’s waters from harmful chemicals, excess nutrients and marine debris. In a recent Waterway Guide newsletter, I stumbled upon an alarming statistic. It is being reported that there are five trillion pieces of plastic floating in the world’s seas. So when you are aboard or ashore, please save your plastics along with any you pick up in your travels and when you dock at one of our facilities, we will gladly recycle them! Thank you for helping protect the oceans and waterways.
       
      Sue Morgan, Marketing Director, Old Port Cove Holdings, Inc. | 116 Lakeshore DriveNorth Palm Beach, FL 33408

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    • Have Your Wedding at Sandpiper’s Cove Restaurant, Old Port Cove Marina, North Palm Beach, AICW Statute Mile 1014


      Sandpiper’s Cove Restaurant and Bar is a premier restaurant at Old Port Cove Marina, A CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, located on the western shore of the northern Lake Worth channel, near unlighted daybeacon #7.

       
      Recently Engaged Over the Holidays?
       
      Plan Your Waterfront Wedding with Us!
       
       
      Let Our Professional Staff Help You Plan Your Destination Waterfront Wedding & Reception at Sandpiper’s Cove!
       
      Overlooking our beautiful marinas,
      Sandpiper’s Cove is the perfect venue location for hosting all your wedding needs! Enjoy sweeping floor to ceiling marina views while dining and dancing in our private Lakeshore Room as guests mingle and sip on cocktails in the adjoining Sand Bar!
       
       
      We are the Perfect South Florida Venue for Bridal Showers & Luncheons, Engagement Parties, Bachelorette and
      Bachelor Parties!
       
      Do you enjoy the outdoors? Additional options include the use of our Flag Deck which sets up beautifully for a ceremony, waterside cocktails and hors d’Oeuvres.
      Or simply celebrate with friends and family by enjoying an intimate dining Al Fresco experience just for you.
       
      Please contact John North, Banquet Coordinator and
      reserve your special date today!
       
      Email:
       
       
      Additional Photos and Previous Party Host’s comments including consistant 5 Star reviews can be found on Wedding Wire site at the link below.
       
       
      Be sure to ask about ceremonies on the Grassy Knoll!
       
      STAY CONNECTED

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    • An Invitation and Dinner Coupon from Sandpiper’s Cove Restaurant and Bar, Old Port Cove Marinas, North Palm Beach, AICW Statute Mile 1014


      Old Port Cove Marina, A CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is located on the western shore of the northern Lake Worth channel, near unlighted daybeacon #7. Looking for that special place to eat where you dock? Sandpiper’s Cove Restaurant is another great reason to visit Old Port Marinas especially during the Holidays!

      Visiting Yachtsmen: Please contact the Old Port Cove Marina Office well in advance for Dockage Reservations 561-626-1760 and to make your dinner reservations, please call Sandpiper’s Cove Restaurant  561-626-2280

      LET’S CELEBRATE, OUR 5th ANNIVERSARY TOGETHER!
      Sandpiper Cove Restaurant

      OLD PORT COVE HOLDINGS, INC. MARINAS
      Sue Morgan, Marketing and Public Relations Director
      www.OPCH.com
      www.SANDPIPERSCOVE.com

      “Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.” B. Atkinson  <“))))><(

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    • An Invitation from Old Port Cove Marinas, North Palm Beach, AICW Statute Mile 1014


      A CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Old Port Cove is located on the western shore of the northern Lake Worth channel, near unlighted daybeacon #7. A great place to spend your winter!

      Ahoy Boaters:

      Season has returned and we are thrilled to be welcoming so many of you back to the beautiful Palm Beaches! While both Old Port Cove and North Palm Beach Marinas are very full, we may have transient dockage available from time to time. Here’s the tip: Call as close to your ETA date as possible. It is very hard for us to know when a boater who has a lease on a slip will be away, that’s the reason.

      With so many events and activities planned for the winter season at Sandpiper’s Cove Restaurant & Bar which is located on site at Old Port Cove Marina, we hope you will join us. In the meantime, Happy Cruising – Happy Holidays! Upcoming Events

      All the best in cruising,
      Sue Morgan, Marketing Director
      Old Port Cove Holdings, Inc.
      www.OPCH.com
      www.SANDPIPERSCOVE.com

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      1. Mary Lou Tringali, PhD -  November 16, 2017 - 9:20 am

        We always have a wonderful time at Sandpiper Cove Restaurant located at Old Port Cove. Our North Palm Beach Yacht Club has fun every month for our dinner meetings. Food is fantastic and the service is lovely. Thank you!

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        • Sue Morgan -  November 24, 2017 - 3:09 pm

          Dr. Tringali – on behalf of the entire staff , THANK YOU, for your kind words. We appreciate that you took the time to write about your experience at Sandpiper’s Cove Restaurant located at Old Port Cove Marina. Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

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    • Sandpiper Cove Restaurant, Old Port Cove Marinas, North Palm Beach, AICW Statute Mile 1014


      A CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Old Port Cove is located on the western shore of the northern Lake Worth channel, near unlighted daybeacon #7. Looking for that special place to eat where you dock?
      Sandpiper Cove Restaurant is another great reason to visit Old Port Marinas!

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      OLD PORT COVE HOLDINGS, INC. MARINAS
      Sue Morgan, Marketing and Public Relations Director
      www.OPCH.com
      www.SANDPIPERSCOVE.com

      “Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.” B. Atkinson  <“))))><(

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    • Report 2 from Old Port Cove Marinas, North Palm Beach, AICW Statute Mile 1014

      Our thanks to Sue Morgan for this update. A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Old Port Cove is located on the western shore of the northern Lake Worth channel, near unlighted daybeacon #7.

      > Old Port Cove Marina- The marina remains evacuated. No power, phones or internet. Minor dock damage, some electric pedestal damage. Restaurant is open.
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      > North Palm Beach Marina-Little to no dock damage. Some minor vessel damage. The marina remains filled with local boaters who evacuated to this Hurricane safe Home. No power yet. No phones or internet.
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      > New Port Cove Marine Center-Hurricane stored boats were being put in the water today. There is no power, phones or internet. Can not take in any vessels yet. Marina sustained some damage to the floating docks but is easily repaired within a week or so. Several vessels anchored out in Lake Worth broke their moorings and drifted in. Boaters, do not anchor out there in a storm please! With the Lake Worth Inlet across the Intracoastal, it becomes a wash tub. There’s no where for the water to go. Other boats were sunk or were washed up on a private homeowners beach to the north.
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      > Sue Morgan, Marketing Director

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    • Rowing to New York from Miami – As Reported from Old Port Cove Marina, North Palm Beach, AICW Statute Mile 1014


      Oh, my aching back and arms! Our thanks to Sue Morgan for sharing this story. A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Old Port Cove is located on the western shore of the northern Lake Worth channel, near unlighted daybeacon #7.

      Rowing to New York from Miami – What a Daunting Journey!
      By Sue Morgan, Marketing Director, Old Port Cove Holdings, Inc.

      Last Thursday, on a hot and sticky June evening, Old Port Cove Marina had the pleasure to host Greg Dougherty, President of the Covington Diocese World Apostolate of Fatima Division in Kentucky and his 18’ rowboat. You see Greg, is on a rowing excursion, a mere 1400 or so miles, from Miami to New York in an 18’ rowboat named the “Santa Maria de la Fatima.” Upon meeting Greg, of course, my first question was “Why would you undertake such a monumentous trip.? In a gentle voice filled with purpose he explained a great desire to raise awareness, show his dedication to and inspire children and families to have a relationship with Our Lady of Fatima. His desire was born following an event that occurred while in the tail effects of Hurricane Bertha in an ocean row boat 100 miles off the coast of Barbados. I can only imagine…or maybe I can’t!
      I found Greg to be an inspirational man with humor and wit and we joked about how skinny he’d be at the end of the trip. Suffice it to say, we were thrilled to contribute albeit it in a very small way his big journey. While the row boat was docked for the night, Greg stayed at the Passionist Monastery Retreat nearby. I’m certain he was much more comfortable there than the previous when circumstances led up to him sleeping onboard in West Palm Beach. Greg does have a rowing partner Gerald Sargent, a British Catholic but he had been delayed due to his duties with the Royal Marine. They trained together in the English Channel.
      I’d like to take the opportunity to encourage our marina neighbors along the eastern seaboard, to welcome Greg and his team with open arms to help them along their way. Also, please take pictures and post them to your social media channels to help spread the word!
      The entire crew here at Old Port Cove Marina wish Greg & Gerald fair winds and calm seas for the remainder of their inspirational rowing adventure!
      To learn more, click the following website, Rowing4Fatima.com

      Sue Morgan, Marketing Director

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    • Yacht Stranded on Beach at Palm Beach Inlet

      Definitely not a good day!! He should have drunk plain old Sweet Tea!

      Boater admits to drinking Long Island Ice Teas before stranding 72-foot yacht on Palm Beach
      WPTV Webteam
      8:56 AM, Sep 7, 2016
      1 min ago

      Man admitted to drinking Long Island Ice Teas

      PALM BEACH, Fla. – A boater, who said he had been drinking Long Island Ice Teas before the incident, was arrested Wednesday morning after an 80-foot yacht washed ashore on Palm Beach.

      Thomas Henry Baker, 63, Belle Isle, Fla., a suburb of Orlando, told police he “failed to navigate his vessel into the Palm Beach Inlet and ran the vessel into the beach.”

      The 72-foot yacht named “Time Out” was spotted floating at the shoreline right next to the Palm Beach Inlet.

      CLICK HERE for the full report from WPTV.COM

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    • Marina Buck$ Now at Old Port Cove Marinas, North Palm Beach, AICW Statute Mile 1014


      MARINA BUCK$ are coupons that spend just like cash money. Earn them at Old Port Cove Marinas. A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, Old Port Cove is located on the western shore of the northern Lake Worth channel, near unlighted daybeacon #7.
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    • Martin County State of Emergency Extended, West Palm Beach

      The state of emergency was put into action June 29th and has now been extended. See /158039. This report comes from WPTV, West Palm Beach.

      Martin County extends local state of emergency a 3rd week due to toxic algae
      WPTV Webteam
      3:31 PM, Jul 12, 2016
      7:35 PM, Jul 12, 2016
      Martin County said it is extending a local state of emergency for a third week due to toxic algae. The decision allows the government to streamline efforts to finance projects that could remedy the algae situation.

      The decision came on the same day that Gov. Rick Scott sent a letter to Florida’s congressional delegation.

      CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT AND VIDEO

      RELATED: More toxic water coverage | MAP: Algal blooms in Florida

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